L.A. Children’s Chorus Names New Artistic Director

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Fernando Malvar-Ruiz

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, internationally regarded choral conductor, clinician and educator, has been named the next artistic director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs noted for its striking bel canto sound, announced Cheryl Scheidemantle, LACC chair. He assumes the post next summer on Aug. 1.
Malvar-Ruiz served from 2004 to July 2017 as music director of American Boychoir. His tenure was highlighted by some 200 performances annually and appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic, among others. He has worked with conductors Pierre Boulez, Mstislav Rostropovich and Michael Tilson Thomas and artists ranging from cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pop legends Beyoncé Knowles and Josh Groban to opera singers Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman. He conducted the choir on six recordings and served as the music director on the 2014 film “Boychoir,” inspired by the choir.
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